Angelina Jolie: Unbroken Movie Is “The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done” (VIDEO)
Angelina Jolie and American war hero Louis Zamperini, who’s the subject of her new film Unbroken, opened up about the movie on Tuesday’s “Today Show.”
Zamperini, now 97 years old, was a U.S. Olympic athlete who later survived a World War II plane crash and a horrifying stint as a prisoner of war in Japan.
Jolie told Tom Brokaw, “[It’s] such a huge responsibility to get it right. Because I love him so much. And because he’s helped me so much in my life.”
The actress-director said that trying to get the movie made was “the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” adding, “I pitched my butt off.”
Jolie, who was very affectionate with Zamperini during the sitdown, went on to share, “I can show you my roof from [his] window. I imagine that for the last 10-something years, he’s been sitting there having a coffee in the morning and wondering, ‘Who’s gonna make this movie?’ And I’ve been sitting there in my room, laying there, thinking, ‘What am I supposed to be doing with my life?'”
“I want to do something important. I want to connect. I need some help. I need some guidance. Where is it?’ And it was right outside my window,” she offered.
Zamperini, who was a track star at the 1936 Olympics, told Brokaw about meeting Hilter after his 5000 meter race, and what the dictator said to him.
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